The Cusco experience 4 days and 3 nights is a perfect balance of several experiences in your visit to the city of Cusco allowing us to live an unforgettable adventure in the main places like Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. This experience is designed for all ages and can be done individually to meet new people, as a couple or with friends to share emotions and also as a family to live an unforgettable adventure.
Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport or bus station and transferred to your hotel. Free morning to acclimatize. In the afternoon you will visit the ancient capital of the Inca Empire and current archaeological capital of America. The visit begins with the Cathedral of Cusco, which is decorated inside with numerous gold leaf altarpieces and paintings of the Cusco school, and then the Temple of the Sun, better known as Q'oricancha. We then visit the Inca archaeological sites, such as the complexes of Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, Q'enqo and the impressive site of Sacsayhuaman; strategically built on a hill overlooking the city of Cusco. Its enormous stone walls have been cut and assembled with amazing precision. Some of these stones are more than 9 feet high and weigh more than 100 tons.
This day we will begin to explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, on the banks of the Vilcanota River. The tour begins in the Inca citadel of Pisaq, composed of terraces, fountains, observatories and a cemetery, the largest in the region, was a point of control and dominion of the Incas in the sacred valley. After the guided tour, we will go down to the village and visit the traditional market of Pisaq, there we will have the opportunity to discover the customs of the people and also to bargain with the vendors for their handicrafts; then we will continue to the heart of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba, where we will have lunch and then we will go to the fortress of Ollantaytambo, located on the hill that dominates the town, buildings like the Temple of the Sun and its gigantic monoliths stand out: The Mañaracay or Royal Hall, the Incahuatana and the Princess Baths. At the top is a fortress, with a series of carved stone terraces, built to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions of the inhabitants of the jungle. After the visit we will go to the train station to leave for Aguas Calientes, upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
That day, after breakfast, we head to the bus station and depart for Machu Picchu. We will see how spectacular is the citadel of Machu Picchu, the "old summit", considered a jewel of Inca architecture: with neighborhood squares, houses, agricultural areas, roads, observatories, etc.. Built on one of the flanks of the ancient mountain in the middle of semi-tropical vegetation. It was built on one of the slopes of the ancient mountain and discovered on July 24, 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham. We will have a 2-hour guided tour, where we will visit the most representative places of the Inca citadel of Machupicchu. After the tour, we have free time to continue exploring and, as an option, we can visit the mountain of Huaynapicchu; from where we have beautiful views of Machu Picchu. Later we return to Aguas Calientes and then we head to the train station to go to Poroy and then transfer to your hotel.
On this day you will be transferred to the airport, where you will take your flight back home.
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